Paaige K. Turner

Executive Director

National Communication Association

Track Leader, Session Leader

Full Biography

Paaige K. Turner, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the National Communication Association.  Dr. Turner was previously Associate Dean and Professor in the School of Communications at Webster University. As a scholar and consultant in the field of organizational communication, she has over 20 years of experience examining, documenting and theorizing how cultural beliefs and practices create, sustain and challenge ideological frameworks. Dr. Turner received the Central States New Teacher Award in 2000, the Saint Louis University (SLU) Faculty Excellence Award in 2003, SLU Star Award in 2007, and is a four-time finalist for the Outstanding Teaching Award. She was the recipient of the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region IV 2012 Dorothy Brickman Outstanding New Professional Award and a 2013 Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award to India. Currently, Turner serves as the program coordinator for the AIEA: Association of International Education Administrators Senior Advisor Program. She has published over 30 book chapters and articles in the general area of organizational communication and specifically on topics of organizational socialization, internationalization, midwifery and birth, breastfeeding and the body in the workplace.